The Iraq War: 5 Years Too Many

A Vigil to Change the World

State Senator Carole Migden (D-San Francisco), Actor Sean Penn, Senior Minister Rev. Gregory Stewart, Iraqi Veteran Specialist Joe Wheeler, Cindy Sheehan, and other peacemakers commemorate the 5th year of the war with a Peace Vigil 5 pm Sunday (March 16) at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Franklin and Geary. The public is invited to come and join the reflection and the call for action.

Rev. Greg Stewart at Mother's Day Peace Commemoration“I imagine this gathering to be one of preparation for the dismantling of the war industrial complex that feeds the anti-Muslim frenzy that grips the USA’s power elite and many of its citizens,” says Rev. Stewart.

Additional confirmed participants in the Vigil include Vice Presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez, Bill Simpich of Iraq Moratorium SF Bay,  Justin Raimondo, the Editorial Director of, and Ying Lee of the Watada Support Committee.  Nancy Mancias of Code Pink will sing for peace!

Speakers will show how individual San Franciscans can help change minds to change the world. “In the fight for peace and justice,” Rev. Stewart adds, “God is optional but you are not. You possess the hands and feet of justice.”

A short list of names of people killed in the war will be read to honor all those who have fallen. The peacemaking will conclude with a walk from the church to the steps of the War Memorial Building on Van Ness Avenue.

The Vigil to Change the World is co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalists for Peace in coalition with the Iraq Moratorium SF Bay and other local peace, political, and religious organizations.

— This is the latest press release I’ve sent out about Sunday’s Vigil.  I’ll be there … come on down!

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